MISSION ACCOMPLISHED! DR. ASSAD DECLARES VICTORY; AGREES TO PHASED WITHDRAWAL OF RUSSIAN AIR FORCE; TERRORIST ENEMY DEVASTATED

MISSION ACCOMPLISHED! DR. ASSAD DECLARES VICTORY; AGREES TO PHASED WITHDRAWAL OF RUSSIAN AIR FORCE; TERRORIST ENEMY DEVASTATED 1

On Sunday, March 13, 2016, Dr. Bashar Al-Assad joined with his Russian counterpart in a telephonic discussion concerning agreements made prior to September 30, 2015, the date when Russia started sending aircraft and support personnel to Syria in order to ramp up the pressure on the Saudi-American-NATO-supported terrorist cannibals.  Since that time, given stunning sea-changes in the military situation, the Russian Federation made the decision that it was time to pull out of Syria to leave that country to finish up the war against terrorism and Wahhabist interventionism.  It is believed in Moscow that the mission has been largely accomplished. To Dr. Assad, it was a virtual declaration of victory in Syria.

To correct some misconceptions, it is important to establish certain facts on the ground.  First of all, the Russian Air Force is not – I repeat, not – withdrawing completely from Syria.  The redeployment of forces is going to happen in a phased fashion just as the deployment, itself, took place.  Remember, Russia has a well-earned lease on the harbor facilities in Tartous and the newly built airbase at Humaymeem, just south of Latakia. These bases require maintenance and continuous use by Russian technicians and soldiers/sailors.

So, what were the changes on the ground that motivated the Russians to discuss such a withdrawal with Dr. Assad?

1.  The withdrawal is not “sudden”, as some propaganda sources suggest in embarrassingly naïve terms.  Just as the deployment was well-studied by the Russian Defense Ministry, the withdrawal was also planned down to each painful detail.  Russia never had any interest in occupying Syria or involving itself in a protracted war similar to the one in Afghanistan which resulted in the only military defeat Russia has endured since the rise of the Ottoman Empire.  The United States, on the other hand, has sustained numerous body blows and knockouts including the Korean Peninsula, Vietnam, Afghanistan, Iraq, to name but a few.  The Vietnam War lasted close to 8 years and the Afghan War is going into its 13th.  It is obvious the Russians have learned from history while the Americans have not.

2.  The Russian intervention was at the request of the Syrian government.  Russia did not impose itself on Syria and the deployment was not an occupation.  As I have written before, the Syrian government, particularly this one, ruled by the Ba’ath Party, was loath to seek the assistance of any foreign power or tolerate foreign boots on Syrian territory.   It is an axiom of Arab nationalism that true freedom for the peoples of the Arab World engenders total freedom from the presence of foreign forces.  Therefore, as I wrote in an essay a year ago, in SyrPer, Dr. Assad waited until he was certain he needed Russian assistance to turn the tide in favor of the Syrian Army.  The Russians, for their part, had to wait, with their plans in hand,  for the Syrian leader to open the door for such intervention.  When he did, their ducks were all in a row.

http://www.middleeasteye.net/columns/kerry-sought-missile-strikes-force-syrias-assad-step-down-1087172884  (Thanks, John, Esq.)

3.  The Russians also had an exit strategy.  Military men who are subject to the mercurial temperaments of civilian leaders inevitably demand an exit strategy, a prized asset whenever a political leader has seen no combat.  George Bush, father of G.W. Bush, had such a strategy, to wit: get out once Saddam was removed from Kuwait.  Generals Schwarzkopf and Powell both were quick to advise the president against lingering in Iraq just to oust Saddam.  Of course, President Bush fought in WWII and knew what the generals were talking about.  On the other hand, George W. Bush, his son, had no such experience which led to the repulsive and inhuman demolition of Iraqi society, infrastructure and culture by American and British monsters, not to mention the prolonged occupation of the country.  They called it “Shock and Awe”.

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The Russians, on the other hand, were there for a singular purpose, and once that was accomplished to Dr. Assad’s satisfaction, they were eager to get out.  The purpose of Russian intervention was to put the Syrian Army on a winning track.  That has been accomplished quite substantially.  It is also worth mentioning that any doubts about the morale of the army in Syria had to be dispelled through the process of energizing its capabilities and demonstrating its ability to absorb new tactics and weapons systems.

 

4.  The enemies of Syria were becoming increasingly desperate.  The enemies are well known to all readers.  But, let’s evaluate where they’re at now in the aftermath of President Putin’s decision to draw down Russian forces.

a.  The Saudis, most responsible for encouraging terrorism through financing the most vicious and nihilistic groups like ISIS, Jaysh Al-Islam and Alqaeda,  were deeply involved in a fiasco of their own making in Yemen.  Even though there have been negotiations between Saudi Arabia and the Houthi insurgents, it is painfully clear that Saudi Arabia has had to swallow the bitterest of all pills – a humiliating military defeat at the hands of the Arab World’s most pitifully poor country.  Broke, needing financial assistance from banks, the Saudis have had to greatly reduce their own social programs and salaries for terrorists in both Iraq and Syria.  The Russians now believe that the Saudis cannot present a real threat to Syria any more.

But, even more excruciating is the American position as enunciated by Barack Obama recently in an interview with Atlantic Monthly.  It is unprecedented for a sitting American president to vilify the Saudis, describing them as “free riders”.  This is a clear shift in American policy toward the reactionary and tyrannical regime in Riyadh.  It’s a message to the Saudis that: “If you persist in fomenting destabilization in your region, don’t expect us to come to the rescue”.   Put another way, the U.S. is telling their former allies: “If you don’t change the way you interact with your neighbors, maybe its time for change in Riyadh.”

The Saudis have no takers for the coalition they envisaged would overthrow Dr. Assad in Damascus.  Their joint military maneuvers on the Iraqi border were a complete failure as evinced by the memorandum we translated for our readers revealing the deep misgivings of the highest ranking military officers in the kingdom with regard to the Syrian portfolio.  Not only were the maneuvers useless, they pointed to a glaring lacuna in the entire “strategy” they concocted with cynical Neo-Cons in Washington:  what do you do when Assad is overthrown?  Who do you have to take his place?  And even worse, what do you do if the entire plan results in a regional war with Iran and its allies – a war of sects all committed to mutual annihilation?

No. Saudi Arabia is now out of the picture.  This is proven by the fact that “Jaysh Al-Islam” is negotiating in Geneva, knowing fully well that Dr. Assad has no intention of leaving office without an electoral defeat. This group is so tight with the Saudis that it is impossible to see it outside the scope of Saudi influence.  The Saudis have come to accept Dr. Assad – like it or not.

 

b. The Qataris don’t need much treatment here.  Their efforts to unseat Dr. Assad were a complete failure.  It is possible that their phased-out role in the Syrian crisis is a reflection of Prince Tameem’s realization that his country is truly the size of a little thumb sticking into an Iranian cannon and that, maybe, all the hoopla about the Iranian gas pipeline isn’t worth a ticket to their imaginary World Cup extravaganza.

c.  Erdoghan’s Turkey is rocking and reeling from a typical misstep after reneging on promises to expand the range of Kurdish activity in Syria, Iraq and, most importantly, southeastern Anatolia.  Erdoghan, as the Russians see it, cannot invade Syria for the simple reason that his Parliament would not approve of it, and, his generals, almost all of whom have never seen combat, are predictably opposed to any scenario which might result in indictments for war crimes.  The generals who have the combat experience, languished for years in prison on order of Erdoghan, but were exonerated in appeals before the ever-anti-Erdoghan Supreme Court.  These generals, like Ilkert Basbug, would love to hang Erdoghan with concertina wire.  The Ergenekon kangaroo trials still resonate with many Turks.

We are sure the generals have told the Sultan of Ankara that the Russians have in place anti-aircraft weapons capable of shooting down a whole laundry list of Turkish aircraft.  Add to that the fact that Syria deploys S-300s and the advanced Pantsir systems.  It doesn’t seem the Turks are intent upon any new adventures, their hands now full with a rejuvenated PKK, allied with the PYG, which is allied with the Syrian Army.

The explosion in Ankara a few days ago is an harbinger of much more to come.  And its not just the PKK which Erdoghan has to worry about, it’s also ISIS, which, if my sources are veridical, is now viewing its former Turkish ally and progenitor, as a backstabber.  Don’t be surprised if you find out that the entire focus of the Turkish military is the PKK and ISIS – Dr. Assad playing a distant walk-on cameo role in an otherwise atrocious Saudi production.  Erdoghan can count on nobody for his war against Syria.

 

d.  NATO countries have lost interest in Syria.  While France’s Hollande continues to cajole the Saudis, if anything for what money they have left, he has seen his fortunes diminish radically.   A recent poll taken in France showed his approval rating at a dismal 19% with his Socialist colleagues imploring him not to run, ever again, for office.  The French spies formerly stationed in North Lebanon are gone and the French government has been left repeating the same tired mantras about Dr. Assad having no future in Syria.  The only French aircraft carrier sits idly in the Persian Gulf.

Britain, whose policies will be shaped by the United States, has, evidently, turned around a bit with Cameron and his coterie of supplicants rarely mumbling anything about Dr. Assad’s place in Syria’s political life.  Their air force has carried out a paltry few raids against ISIS in Iraq and Syria and the U.K.’s military doesn’t seem to have the heart to go on playing Cameron’s neo-imperialist game, many of them, now retired, coming out in public to support the Assad government.

Forget the Germans and the Belgians.  The German Shpionschiffe is back in dry dock. All European countries today have one thing in mind: how to stop the flow of refugees, terrorists and economic opportunity frauds from hitting the beaches of Europe.  This one factor, alone, has brought to the occidental mind the calamitous consequences of its fascination with “regime change”.  The Libyan fiasco was bad enough – French and British sunbathing in the spotlight of rank disaster after a country, which boasted the highest standard of living of any nation in Africa, was razed to the ground by self-declared well-meaning genocidal freaks from Old Europe whose accomplishment was nothing less than immersing that country in an existential war with Al-Qaeda and ISIS.  But, Syria – oh, man – that was an even more metastatic disaster with millions of refugees, who once lived comfortably and securely in their ordered nation, massing like penguins in Turkish camps, only to be rudely evicted by a vindictive Erdoghan, their routes pre-planned for them by the Justice and Development Party, rickety boats included to insure maximum empathy and coverage in the compromised Western Press.  The Russians are aware of Europe’s predicament and the Kremlin knows that the capitals in the West have no stomach for more catastrophes.  In fact, Sergei Lavrov’s recent diplomatic high-speed shuffle garnered assurances that the Europeans had no further interest in overthrowing anybody.

 

e.  The United States.  This president got to office by proclaiming his opposition to the Iraq War.  He was right, for once.  Obama does not relish being a wartime president and eschews invitations from allies to join in their ruinous foreign wars.  He has said so much about Libya and Cameron.  He has ridiculed the Saudis openly for their “free rides”.  He has no stomach for any more foreign inveiglements, especially those built on sectarian rivalries like the ones floated by the Saudis – attack Syria – reject Iran – support terrorists – get on board and bomb the Syrian Army – let’s start WWIII – who cares if Assad didn’t really use Sarin gas – Shi’is are apostates.  The Saudis have become the cloying archetypal door-to-door salesman who won’t quit until he is insulted publicly or arrested by police for harassment.

While I distrust American politicians, I do believe Obama is motivated by self-interest.  For Obama, the question is: do I go to WWIII for Syria? No, of course not.  Do I want to help the Saudis to ratchet up the anti-Shi’i rhetoric to the point that the Nuclear Accord would be put into jeopardy? Do I want to strengthen ISIS and Alqaeda just to please a tribe of Pre-Iron Age troglodytes who don’t let women drive cars, or travel freely; and who don’t allow Christians to build churches on their holy sands, and a million other demonic rituals like beheading respected Shi’i clerics just to rankle the Iranians; executing minors; fighting a war in Yemen despite American advice to the contrary.  It doesn’t stop there.

It’s not just the malodorous qualities of the Saudis – it’s that we don’t need their oil, and, if the truth be told, the United States is not going to continue to protect the profligate “royal” pedophiles when that is the obligation of those countries who do need Saudi or Gulf oil – Japan, France, all Europe and some parts of Asia.  The free rides have go to stop.

Vladimir Putin spoke to Obama around the time he announced the partial draw-down of Russian forces in Syria.  He would never have pulled his troops out if he did not have assurances that the U.S. would step back from the policies of the Neo-Cons and, apparently, Kerry.  He received those assurances and was told that the U.S. was only interested in defeating ISIS and setting up a transitional government in Syria through a democratic process.  This was enough for Putin who knew Dr. Assad would win any election hands down.

 

f.  The Syrian “opposition” still has almost no control over ISIS or Nusra/Alqaeda.  But, they were told by the Russians, what James Baker told the Palestinians, to wit:  the train stops here only once, and if you don’t get on it, it’s not coming back.  Amazingly, the Saudi-created “Jaysh Al-Islam” is there to negotiate the removal of Dr. Assad.  The Syrian government has told them to go fish.  But, amazingly, the talks are continuing, as is that miraculous cease-fire which the Russians engineered with the help of the feckless John Kerry.  Today, the opposition had better get on the train – and they know it.

 

Is Putin withdrawing forces to pressure Dr. Assad to play ball with the opposition? 

This is the position taken by many Western anti-Assad propagandists.  They would like to think that Putin is abandoning Assad.  They dream of such an absurdity. At SyrPer, we see it as just the opposite.  Putin is telling the enemies of Syria that if they want to see Russia leave and stay out, they had better negotiate in good faith.  This action of pulling out many Russian assets was a not-too-subtle message to the gangsters and pimps among the opposition that their only hope for peace in their country was to discuss its future with the legitimate government. Anything else would be political suicide.  The Saudis had no choice but accept these terms, hence, the presence of the war criminal, Muhammad ‘Alloosh, who is Saudi Arabia’s point man in Geneva.   The Saudis, more than anyone else, should take to heart the fact that as this war continues, our rage against the monkey regime in Riyadh only intensifies.

 

What have the Russians told the world by their phased withdrawal?  

 

Russia is not an imperialistic nation.  It does not seek to impose its power over Syria by occupying it and pulling the strings of puppets who rule it in name only.

Russia is cognizant of its legal obligations under the Charter of the U.N.  Notice, Russia only intervened in Syria after Dr. Assad requested assistance.

Russia has an exit strategy whose implementation occurred only after fundamental objectives were achieved.  Those objectives have been defined as a strengthening of the Syrian Army; closure of most supply routes to the terrorists with the Syrian military now responsible for the closure of the rest; degrading the capabilities of ISIS and Alqaeda in Syria; establishment of powerful forward bases for the Russian military in the event they are needed again in Syria.  Of note is that the Russian Air Force destroyed over 4,000 high quality terrorist targets in 6 months!

Russia has also announced to the world that a great military force now exists in the Syrian Arab Republic.  It is armed with the best Russian equipment.  Whether it’s in the air with improved MiG 29s or on the ground with the newest T-90 tanks, the SAA now fields a force of over 340,000 soldiers, backed by a Popular Defense force of over 150,00 militiamen and thousands of other groups, including Hizbollah – all capable – eminently capable –  of crushing any army that comes their way.

And for those of you who regret the Russian withdrawal, remember the words of the poet, Ibn ‘Unayn, who in his panegyric to the King, Al-Kaamil, warring with the Crusaders, summed up Vladimir Putin’s admonishment to all those who would return to the battlefield:

وقد عرفت اسيافنا ورقابهم مواقعها فيها فأِن عاودوا عدنا

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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NEWS AND COMMENT:

I don’t agree with much in this article, but, it’s food for thought:

http://pennyforyourthoughts2.blogspot.com/2016/03/putin-throws-down-gauntlet-on-syria-any.html?showComment=1458059155578#c2789862312292486163

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I would like to say that this is my expressing my view point on this it is an opinion not facts. Syria in my opinion will struggle for a period of time without out the full Russian support however over time it will rise to its full strength and deal with ISIS and all the other rebel groups in the country. Remember this is my opinion it may or may not happen but because of the nature of my opinion it will probably still be down voted.

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Note that the Southside Street Skank, O’Bum-Boy, has nominated a new shill judge for the hideous bench of the Supreme Court of Nine, to replace the pedo crook Scalia. The name of this new nancy-boy is Merrick Garland, who (get this) sold his comic book collection to start in Law Schoo!! … (No wonder normals despise these creeps). Garland is none other than the coverer-upper federal judge who was dispatched to Oklahoma City in the wake of the 1995 bomb blast that demolished the federal Murrah Building, killing an entire creche and daycare centre full of innocent babes, among the… Read more »

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Russia’s surprise announcement yesterday that it was beginning a withdrawal from Syria sent shockwaves through Western capitals.

Russia considers its mission accomplished and will leave only a small force behind. Will a political solution produce results, or will the US and allies continue efforts to overthrow Assad?

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Finian Cunningham. His name means. “Fair place where the Rabbits live”

Job done: Russia saved Syria from US regime change… now it’s over to diplomacy

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Ziad, as much as I enjoy your articles and the fact that you “usually” hit the nail on the head with your statements, you’ve either been misinformed about Americans and their gov’t or you know these things but left out a few pertinent details expecting everyone here to know what you left off. First of all, the “Americans didn’t learn their lessons…” is NOT the American PEOPLE, it is the KIKE controlled gov’t that planned all of these “wars for profits” with TWO motives in mind. First, the KIKE controlled and OWNED Federal Reserve is making billions on interest payment… Read more »

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And it’s there indeed the ignominy of the business of the Russian withdrawal: the Syrian, their allies of the Hezb and Iranian did not prove unworthy to protect the integrity of Syria, and now Putin negotiates in the back of the Syrian patriots with the USA and the Kurdish separatists. It is to vomit!

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Is that really true? Ziad points out that Assad called in Putin at the last minute before the Caliphate in Damascus. I remember reading that too at the time. It then makes sense for Putin to leave at some stage and not take over. So it all hinges on this. Does Assad want to be a satellite of the Kremlin? Ask the Syrians their version! Where do you get your information? Also the Kurds played a huge role in keeping Erdogan and his Harem Educated Whore at bay. What is the point of antagonizing them? They were not included in… Read more »

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Did France get the idea of its flag from Russia?

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That is the end of the integrity of Syria: as it was necessary to expect it, the Kurds proclaim their autonomy. I do not see how the AAS could rub itself also to them, without counting the support that they are going to have Americans and there directly! This war finally reached its purpose for the Westerners! Destroy Syria having destroyed Iraq. Putin from this point of view allowed nothing and worse still I suspect him of having dealing with the Americans on the back of the Syrian

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If the Kurds are to have a country, why should that not be from Turkish territory where there are the numbers and the location?

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This is hot off the press. I just finished watching it. The Australian ABC-TV ‘current affairs’ turd Tony Jones spends twenty minutes trying to goad his Excellency Bashar al-Jaafari, Syria’s representative to the UN, who is in Geneva. Tony ‘Intervention’ Jones is a neocon swine who is chummy with the demonic Zionist Martin Indyk, Irgun alumnus, Israeli-American-Australian triple traitor and the very author of the report ‘Which Paths to Persia?” a satanic plan for the destruction of Syria, and then Iran. Amid the debris of the Coalition of the Guilty in which Australia’s vassal government colluded, Tony tries to extract… Read more »

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Thanks for this. BRILLIANT

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Based on Jones ‘logic’… towards the end where he asks him if Syria should become 3 seperate nations – (because the folk dont get along), I wondered if he should speak from the country (my country Australia) which has been ruled by political coup’s for the past 8 years? How many have we had in this time? Let me try and count… 4-5 or is it 6 times a voted PM in Australia has been ‘ ousted’ (not by voting public) but by internal coup’s. Australians have woken up the next day to a bureaucratically elected king or queen each… Read more »

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I’d be happy to see state governments abolished, and larger local government. But that’s just me. I see Jones’ performance as a series of provocative insults calculated to make the victim explode and give him further evidence Syrians are unstable or malevolent. Jones recently even grilled his neocon buddy Indyk about why he and his cronies in Washington had not killed or removed Dr Assad, and even sneered at his lack of success. Australia may be two full tosses from Antarctic penguins but there are little fascist shits in this country who see themselves as fully-fledged NATO-Zionist fellow-travellers of the… Read more »

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It was embarrassing and disgraceful – I didn’t find it enjoyable.
The patience, good manners and self-restraint shown by Bashar al-Jaafari was commendable.
I hope he doesn’t think we are all as stupid as the Kevin Rudd look-alike, Tony F Jones!

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@Oz,
Excruciating, I agree, but as with Jones’ similar interrogations of Bouthaina Shabaan recently, you cannot hide the bastard’s bias, impudence and lies. He exposes his vile agenda with every word.
I don’t believe Aussies are so stupid as to fall for Jones’ shtick. The Intervention against NT’s Aborigines was his crowning disgrace, a beat-up about drugs and porn based on lies emanating from John Howard’s ministerial back passage.
Truth will out.

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For answer to the anal-ysis of this moron Party of Drugs/God see this article that was linked above: http://www.voltairenet.org/article190703.html The rebirth of the Syrian Arab Army After five months of air strikes by the 70 Russian planes based in Syria, many military analysts are wondering why the Syrian Arab Army has so far been able to win back only a small part of the territory occupied by the jihadists. They are making a totally inappropriate comparison with the US army, which managed to occupy Iraq in only 42 days – with the aid of 1,800 combat aircraft and 380,000 soldiers.… Read more »

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Good article. Detailed, informative.

Seems to me the author knows what they are talking about.

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What a sick bitch. Unhappy about lack of democracy in Syria she went to …. … of course …. …. Saudi Arabia!!!! Yeah!
So, she had houses in Aleppo and Jobar, residence permit for SA, university degree (for free, of course), job (lecturer on university, not cleaning lady), internet access, father was in opposition party, but Assad is sooo bad. ‘Activists’ sooo good.
Just stay in SA.

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Looking for a concise and accurate summary of ‘Putin’s gamble?’ …well here it is. March 15, 2016 (Tony Cartalucci – LD) Despite claims – or perhaps hopes (that Russia’s latest move was predicated on financial woes), it is much more likely it is a grand gesture of de-escalation in Syria amid a ceasefire and ahead of negotiations. It no longer needs the same amount of forces in the country as it did when the intervention began, because when it began, the battlefield looked very differently than it does now. The Syrian Arab Army is now in full control of the… Read more »

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‘They will never give up their dark plans for Syria.’- That is true, they do no realize what they deal with, they underestimate the western satanic Axis of evil, which is controlled by the ultimate demons-izraHELL, a land of occupiers from the depths of Hades. They never sleep in their wickedness, I thought the first mistake Russia made was agreeing to combat terms with them, and then with their lackey nations of NATO. When this happened I had my doubts about this whole thing. I am glad they got rid of many many rat terrorists, but they stopped before the… Read more »

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Wizard: The US and NATO have always viewed forbearance as weakness, and have invariably been wrong. I sometimes think that ‘western’ leadership bombinates in the mists and fumes from locally produced Forty Rod or Who Shot John, with their nearest approach to reality being when they notice that the jug is nearly empty and there is a danger of unintended sobriety. Russia, with its use of advanced weapons of various types, sent an unmistakable message to DC, London and Brussels; ‘What you see ain’t all, or even the best, we got – – if you really, really, REALLY want to… Read more »

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This was a major development indeed. It is unlikely that the Syrian Government will ever be able to re-take the territories it lost through the duration of the conflict. Key areas in Syria like Damascus and the Coastal cities are under government control. The Syrian army in general is completely drained and gutted, but it is still functioning as a garrison force. Were it not for massive Iranian/Hezbolllah and Russian involvement a total collapse was likely. Russia can at any moment re-insert forces if it chooses, however I do not think they will do this. Russia itself has serious problems… Read more »

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I think you are way off the mark. The rats approach their end, and Syria will not Stop till all land is claimed back.

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What are you smokin’, man? Your point about the exhaustion of the Syrian army!!??? Au contraire mon frere they SAA is revitalized!!!

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by way of deception thou shall make war, ISIS was a red herring, under the guise of fighting them the Kurds were busy capturing territory. Penny was way ahead in understanding this, i often mention that we should be studying the Khazar empire, the Kurds were always a buffer who provided mercenaries, this Khazar 2.0 is what is the actual goal, Syria first then the main prize Iran, Rus

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Before this decision was taken by Putin, he and his foreign minister Lavrov had many meetings with Turkey, Saudi and Israel who were all reminded that the continuation of war in Syria will eventually destabalise their own countries. The Saudi’s in particular are in financial trouble, remember this ‘war’ was only supposed to go on for 2 years at most before Damascus fell.

A peace plan has been drafted and Syrian electons will probably take place in 18 months, whether Bashar Assad stands again is the big question.

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Honestly said there is a certain
unsolvable problem and militarily seen a conundrum
anyway, to overcome rats plage in your house when
certain speculants who want you out are bringing
and feeding them from outside no matter how much
are killed.
While a solution just waiting in the dark,
as a killing spree just among themselves,
with mission accomplished guarantee.

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In spite of your optimistic mooses, I remain sceptical on the meaning of this withdrawal : for my part, if the Russians had been quicker to supply weapons ordered by Syria from the beginning of the plot, this war would be finished for a long time! Let us be not naive! Iranian freed of the embargo are going to be able to buy live weapons and deliver them to Assad. The Russians cannot rule out the president justifiable as they seem to want to make it

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“Algeria will not wage war for violating the rule of law and freedom of other nations
and will do all efforts to solve international disputes through peaceful means”

, a draft law reads….

https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/algeria-ban-armys-involvement-beyond-borders/ | Al-Masdar News

I like their warriors colored faces on the pic with that link.
Reminds me to the anti imperialistic scifi thriller
Avatar from folks behind a moon.

Algeria, don’t open mouth to far, a certain Lèvy is
playing the big war-lord already next door in Libya.

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Excellent analysis Ziad. Thanks fot the updates!

For Dutch readers I would like to recommend following link:
willyvandamme.wordpress.com/2016/03/15/syride-rebellen-nemen-de-bocht/

The site contains a lot of interesting articles about Syria and Ukraine.

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Ziad, this encyclical is one of your finest, capping even the last one. A necessary playbook for anyone having to hold their nose and enter the same room as the revolting adventurers jockeying to turn defeat into victory, in Geneva. * * * * * * * * * A THUMPING SPEECH [PARTLY] ON THE SYRIAN-RUSSIAN VICTORY On 08 October 2015, Sukant Chandan, editor of the Sons of Malcolm website, delivers a speech in which he contextualises the history victory of Syrian (anD Russian, and wider global south) victory in Syria of late. Mr Chandan is a fiery orator whom… Read more »

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By the way to fully appreciate how badly humiliated the US has been, that is the same US which for years spoke of waging war against Iran (the key patron of Israel’s enemies, Syria and Hizbullah) read this article: Shell repays Iran 1.7 billion Euros: http://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-shell-iran-debt-idUKKCN0W91VI Euros* not dollars! Europeans looking to invest in Iran’s $400 billion economy. http://ca.reuters.com/article/topNews/idCAKCN0WB1HV Rush to invest in Iran’s $400 billion economy http://www.cnbc.com/2016/03/10/investors-vie-for-toeholds-in-irans-exploding-market.html “Foreign investors are rushing to cash in on a bonanza in Iran since UN economic sanctions from the West were lifted in January. That’s because the country’s $400 billion economy — the… Read more »

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You need to exercise more. You may blow a gasket.

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It must be stressful to have so much fury towards an entity, that you are blinded. Don’t facts mean anything? Must it always be inflammatory rhetoric? The U.S. did the the ground work, and now Europe is profiting…..What Else Is New??

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The U.S did not want to go into Iraq. The American people protested loudly to George Bush (who stole the election..”hanging chads” in florida). But Tony Blair visited Bush every weekend for months until Bush capitulated, (remember the British lied about uranium in Africa to invent weapons of mass destruction?). Come on…… this is ridiculous.

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All wars including syrian one have been planned and plotted by coward English race.

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1. There seems to be some sort of feeling that permanent Russian military support is indispensable for an SAA victory. Whilst we cannot deny the huge role of Russia without whom the Syrian government would have fallen we must remember that Putin has done the right thing. He is implementing the old parable of “fish for a man he can eat for one day, teach him to fish he can eat forever” i.e. imparting expertise to someone to do things for themselves i.e. independence. a: Hizbullah defeated Israhell in 2006 WITHOUT Russia. b: Iraq is defeating ISIS now WITHOUT Russia.… Read more »

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Hey Dude, when speaking about the future, don’t you think Israel will launch a war on Hezbollah soon? It seems we are heading toward a future of perpetual war. War without end.

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“…wars and rumours of wars…be not troubled..”

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British exit or rather espcially English exit out of Europe will be greatest boon to whole of Europe.
That will revitalise Europe as a sick patient would be after he has been deloused of a evil pest.

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In my opinion one of the greatest things Russian intervention brought to Syria was more international awareness. People who did not even know what was going on in Syria became curious because Russia was making headlines weekly with facts our MSM does not like to tell people.

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Strange how a few dozen planes and some tank upgrades can change everything when placed at the right time and given to the right people.

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The US Gov’t Finally Admits That the People They Armed in Syria Have Committed Genocide

Read more at http://thefreethoughtproject.com/govt-finally-admits-people-armed-syria-committed-genocide/#cJpQb4k42Y5JRV4U.99

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Ziad what about the manpad that brought down the Mig a few days ago? SYAAF is in danger now that they must take on the role of bombing once again.

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Syria will win without the Russian jinx’s help anyway. USA and Russia simply plotted together. They wanted to pressure both Syria and Turkey, Saudis. But the funny part is that Russkie-loving suckers will always be suckers. …lol… You see that picture with Assad and Putin? Assad doesn’t like him. And Putin looks like a stooge. An actor playing a role for the regime. It’s not even the original Putin. There is a lot of Putin doppelgangers. They already made the same trick with Yeltsin. Russia openly pressures Syria to make the piss process with the terrorists and their terrorist supporters.… Read more »

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http://www.worldtribune.com/russia-reassures-israel-over-implications-of-syria-pullout/

Russia reassures Israel over implications of Syria pullout

After the surprise announcement of its intent to withdraw from Syria, Russia on March 15 sought TO REASSURE ISRAEL THAT THE TWO COUNTRIES’ COORDINATION ON SYRIA WOULD REMAIN INTACT.

Israel wants assurances that Syrian President Bashar Assad’s anti-Israel allies IRAN AND HIZBULLAH WOULD CONTINUE TO BE RESTRAINED after Moscow’s pullout.

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“1” Its interesting to see the Zionazi propaganda spin on this. It sounds like the Zionazis are worried that the deal they apparently worked out to not attack anything Russian (unlike the Turks) is now moot. I hope there is protection from Zionazi air intrusions like the one in which they came in via Jordan and terror bombed a suburb of Damascus in order to assassinate a Palestinian resistance fighter.

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My Darling brother Ziad I myself I am sick and tired of great governments and leaderships of these wonderful sovereign independent nations who rightfully refuses to be whores to the enemy being called a regime because technically a regime is a dictarorship and the ONLY dictatorships in the world are in the Western hemisphere It is insulting and degrading and FAR from the truth.

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Apna, et al: Link to Steppenwolf’s ‘Monster’. John Kay had no illusions whatever about how we got from then to now. Alex, something for you to think about, too.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eNp4LrWtz8M

Be well, my friends.

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Diplomacy is never won without winning in the war.
Any type of war but war nevertheless.
Fm Lavrov traitor is not a diplomat but a functionary as diastous for Russia as the last FMinister of soveit union ,the sehervazdve the georgian one.

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Your intellect is very limited.
I guess APNA means some brain disorder.
Tattoo this sentence on your forehead – Diplomacy is a weapon.

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I should mention that I am of exactly the same age as Ziad and of the same secular, progressive, scientific educational background. A whole generation, called the baby-boomers, who believed in leaders of the type of Bashar Al-Assad, who expressed the enlightenment and social harmony and betterment of their nation. They are gone, hunted down like outlaws. Of the charismatic leaders to be felled, last was Chavez, and we might see the dignified Assad era of the Ba’ath party coming to an end. I am NOT celebrating, but I cannot mis the true meaning of these events. A few day… Read more »

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It is a feign to trick the remaining terrorists. They will now attack the SAA and severe counter strikes from Assad’s forces will rout them completely.
What Assad plans to do about the French and American forces in the desert, I know not.

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It would be easy to prefer that the Russians remain in Syria until the rats are completely destroyed. But I like Ziad’s assessment and am sure the Russians would not begin a phased withdrawal if they were not quite certain of Syria’s victorious outcome. Putin’s decision only highlights the contrast between their lawful, civilized approach and that of the criminal NATO and US strategy. I also wonder if there is more to this than meets the eye. For example, perhaps the Russians sense that Israel wants to trigger a war against Hezbollah, but is hesitant due to the Russian bear’s… Read more »

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“It is an axiom of Arab nationalism that true freedom for the peoples of the Arab World engenders total freedom from the presence of foreign forces”

Except for the fact that Syria, like all of the Arab world outside Arabia, was invaded, occupied and colonized by the Arabs who imposed their rule and destroyed the indigenous proples, cultures and languages tgat predated them. Freedom comes to Syria when we are Arab-free or at least free of Arab and Islamic supremacism, chauvanism and bigotry. Syria is for the Syrians and the Syrians are a conplete nation.

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Well, perhaps the first step in becoming a conplete nation is to get rid of the Arabic language. Maybe you can work to get the Syrian government and army to replace Arabic with some earlier language. A good first step in becoming Arab-free. Then you can work on becoming free of all the other minorities that make up Syria.

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In case you are slow, Lance, which seems to be the case, my position on the foreigners in Syria who are, who believe and who continue to act as invaders and traitors, is to present them with the mirror image of themselves so when they get angry and hate me for giving voice to their victims, the Syrians, they wake up and realize they truly hate themselves. They want to believe in an eye for an eye, great I will give them that so they can see how it feels. Your Kurd friends who exterminate Syrians every chance they get… Read more »

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Divide and rule is the best strategy the Zionists have. They have to be smart, as they don’t have the numbers. Fortunately for them, there are a tremendous number of people blinded by their emotions, and are unfit to govern themselves. And I suspect those working for the Zionists would say a lot of what you say.

Personally, I don’t care about the Syrian Kurds. That is a red herring. Syria needs friends. Talking about the need for expulsions and genocides will convince most normal people that you are nuts. If you don’t know this, at least the Zionists do.

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Who needs Zionists when we have the Kurds who committed genocide and ethnic cleansing 50 years earlier and who inspired the Holocaust which gave the Zionists their massive influx and the Kurds who love Israel out of their hate for the people whose lands they both want to steal. You are zionists because it serves you! And you were Islamists when it served you! There is nothing Syria can do to make Kurds Syrian if all they want is to ethnically cleanse Syria and add insult injury call it Kurdistan as though Syrians dont ecist which is what you claim.… Read more »

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“Freedom comes to Syria when we are Arab-free or at least free of Arab and Islamic supremacism, chauvanism and bigotry.”

Just emphasize the “Freedom comes to Syria when we are free of supremacism, chauvanism and bigotry” and you might get somewhere Syrian NOT Arab.

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No, I have to make it personal and name names, and then we have a chance to get somewhere. Im being politically incorrect and factually correct for a reason and let all those who present to me their criticism look in the mirror I am holding up to their face as explained to Trance.

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Is that the same Alloosh that was supposed to be dead?

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Nope, the one that is warm in hell was Zahran Alloush. The currently active KSA slave terrorist is Zahran’s brother Mohammed Alloush…hopefully soon to be killed as well.

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Glad to hear! And glad to see my fears did not come to pass! The growth of the Alliance has changed the entire balance of power in the region. The S-400 and S-300’s will give Syria full control over it’s airspace & beyond. I doubt the Zionists guessed they would be gambling so much. But now today they awake to the reality of a superior hostile military force on their own border. Who are promised to join their sworn enemies in any upcoming war. In all the leaked Israeli war plans they all pivot on their air force. This is… Read more »

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I knew that the same Alloosh that was supposed to be dead?

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It would be sweet for the Syrians to retake Palmyra now. Fingers crossed.

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The Party of Drugs (God), Good points. Sovereignty (or the loss of it) is the key notion here. I am trying myself to bring some reality to this forum in the same vein. When you have Churkin telling Assad he is no longer the decision maker for Syria you better believe it. Furthermore, I would bet, Russia will be back in Syria but via Erbil. They will now arm and protect and help the Kurds, under the same pretext of fighting IS. There has got to be an understanding between Obama and Putin to the effect of helping shape the… Read more »

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Dacian,

Yesterday you took me to task for posting “old posts”. I, like everyone else was posting on Putin’s decision, then a day old and the interpretations came after the facts.

i. Are you on drugs? I hear that time and space become oblivion!

ii. If 6 hours is what you call old. GET YOURSELF A JOB!

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So to confirm my post yesterday read the link. btw Arklight said the same thing as I.

http://www.almanar.com.lb/english/adetails.php?eid=260676&cid=22&fromval=1&frid=22&seccatid=45&s1=1

Russia will NOT abandon Syria as some here say.

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I think that before you jump to conclusions based on this website you need to look at this from everyone’s point of view to actually be able to fully understand everything. This is a Syrian propaganda site and you are blind if you can’t realize its propaganda. Without the Russians Assad is done the Russians have realized this and are pulling out as quickly as they can to cover themselves so when the UN gets angry at Assad which believe me is happening as we speak Putin won’t get in trouble. It is believed that the UN are going to… Read more »

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UN is nothing, absolutely nothing and is not capable to put anybody into exile.
This blog is explicitly pro-Assad but forum is more diversified and interesting.

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Source?

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@ anon: This is a pro-Syria, pro resistance-axis site, not a “propaganda site.” Get a grip.

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You’re miserable “anus”, stop crying !

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Mission accomplished my arse, tell another one Ziad. There are two things to this ‘withdrawal’ and both of them are at the behest of Putin’s Yanki masters, the first is that the Russian campaign has in fact solidified the effective partitioning of Syria especially with regard to the Kurds while Putin’s ‘partners’ create Sunnistan in the East with their overflights, both Putin and the Americans no longer even deny this with both sides saying they are ‘sharing’ the workload. The second is that the Russian withdrawal is a blunt message to Assad to not even think of defying the Russian-American… Read more »

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Small countries are never truly independent. Being dependent from Russia is better than being robbed and depopulated by Turks and Saudis.

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Conoco Oil just moved out of Russia, (with the oil price drops), and BP (British Petroleum) just took over Conoco’s leases, with Russia’s Blessing. I am sure you have much inside information, but really, you have so much power now you don’t need the US as a scapegoat any longer ie. “Yanki Zionist masters” . Britain is the master, not the US. The façade is wearing thin. Own up for once.

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Britain plotted syrian war.
Russia and world must destroy England the real source of evil in the world.

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Party, your logic is flawed in many ways, voting yourself up does not convince us you are right.

This was never a war between muslims and Christians, this is a war between good and evil.

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What disaster would have fallen to world if russia had said that it was withdrawing some forces in 6 weeks time in Future ?
This undeemly haste looks like a big failure and etrayal by any measure-desite what russian real enemies cheerfully say about it

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Russia accomplished the following: 1) Improved the strategic position of the SAA and allies 2) Improved the negotiating position of the government 3) Forced the U.S. and the opposition to legitimately negotiate 4) Devastated ISIS, JAN, Harakat Ahrar al-Sham and other terror groups 5) Destroyed economic lifeline of ISIS while damaging Turkey’s illegal oil trade 6) Gained valuable military experience while testing new weapons and strategies 7) Improved strategic position in the region while cementing ties with Iran and Syria 8) Developed formidable military infrastructure than can serve as a future base of operations All this accomplished in 6 months… Read more »

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And now by “withdrawing”, Russians pointed at Assad saying to other players – now talk to this guy because he is in charge. Strong endorsement for him.

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koprolit, well said, excellent point.

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GPSA, long time from your last post my friend, keep the posts coming, you always bring great comments and positive energy.
You are 100% right.

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‘All this accomplished in 6 months at a minimal cost in blood and treasure. ‘ All the points you made point to one thing and one thing only which the fanboys on here cannot come to terms with-that Syria is already under external administration, what remains are the details and the form Syria will take (which will be expressed in continuing battles and negotiations), but the process and everything else is completely under the control of the global oligarchy. When you can force a supposedly sovereign government to abide by a ceasefire on its own territory then that gov’t has… Read more »

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This kind of ‘powerlessness’ happened right from the start because the SAA was taken unaware by a form of warfare it was totally unable/unprepared to fight: a well-planned modern insurgency campaign thought out and overseen by Turk/GCC/NATO experts.
You are basically trolling here.

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And kill more than 2000 chechens takfiries from the caucasus region that in a future could create problems in Russia.

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What business have in this THE ALMIGHTY GOD! God give you but don’t put in your bag! Forgive me Hezbollah : NIHIL SINE DEO!
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Afortunadamente los S-400 y las “fuerza necesarias” quedan en Siria protegiendo el espacio aéreo y otras áreas importantes.

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I’m curious about the elephant in the living room in all this: Israel. What is your opinion of their reaction to this,Ziad.

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Israel is not elephant but mouse. They are (and were) second league players in this conflict and their main concern are preparations for inevitable war with hizballah. You in the middle east overestimate power of that country which is much weaker than it is trying to look like.

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Yes, Hizballah is returning home to get ready. I can just imagine what new shiny Russian and Iran weapons they took with them.

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Israel is matured and efficient defensive force. I’m sure they are capable to counter attacks but when going abroad the results can be mixed. Israeli policy is flawed for years. They should build relations with baathist Syria at any cost. They preferred making murky deals with bigger enemies to counter weaker enemy! US is shaping Israeli alliances and is driving country to disaster.

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@Aged AND OTHERS, i need to tell you something which some might not agree on, the israelis are actually weak per se, but having said that the reason why they always win wars is their intelligence network, they will know what is coming thereby always ready, hezbollah had demonstrated this in 2006, although most of their larger missiles were taken out (due to unrivaled UAV spying) the smaller ones were able to be hidden and mobile therefore could not be nuetralised and created headaches for israel. The only way to defeat the israelis is secrecy, that is the only thing… Read more »

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Hi Chevy. I always enjoy your contributions to Syrper and agree with most of what you just posted. Israel will indeed be defeated in the coming war with Hezbollah and the resistance axis. One point of clarification: Israel has not really “won” a war since 1973. And it almost lost that war and probably would have if Syria had not inexplicably stopped its offensive. Some would argue that the 1982 Israeli invasion of Lebanon was a victory but only in the short term. It led to the birth of Hezbollah, who drove the zionists out of Lebanon after an 18… Read more »

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Thanks Saladin, i have been watching and investigating the middle east for over 2 decades, this is why I know what the real story is, even if say Hezbollah was to talk shit I would point that out.

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An excellent post, Chevi, and I hope that you do write an essay on this topic. “The israelis contrary to their beliefs are not invincible and are actually a third rate army in actual combat per se …” Completely correct. Look at the results of Operation Cast Lead, in Gaza. While the Israeli troops were busy doing things like gunning down whole families carrying white flags, they made little progress on their goals. They could not find and release Shalit, and they could not make it into central Gaza. That means they lost to Hamas – who are only a… Read more »

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“LittleBat” “The Israelis have hit on a very good strategy of encouraging the Arabs to fight each other.” So true. This is why I am suspicious of the motives of those on this site who egg others on to attack the various minorities within Syria such as Kurds and Armenians who are linguistically distinct from Arabic speakers. The handlers of the Zionist Project have had a lot of practice in Lebanon and Egypt as well as Syria with their divide and conquer tactics.

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S-400 will stay in Syria. Sophisticated airforce is not needed at this stage – islamists have no more valuable hardware and became scattered. War can only be finished on the ground and Russians never wanted to use ground forces.

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The Houthis are freedom fighters, not insurgents

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Forgot to attach this link on a story on how the SAAF was rebuilt.

http://www.voltairenet.org/article190703.html

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Tom, this is an excellent article, was aware of many details regarding the army but was glad to see the improvements of SAAF which was an area of concern for sure. SAAF had a strong relieve int he past 6 months and surely it was being up graded, but this article explains what was up dated and to which degree. Glad to see both Su24 and Mig23 are completely up to speed with the latest technologies, they are still exceptional air platforms, though they are old and heavily used planes. Thank you for sharing it.